Proof-reading?

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Well Worth It

Active Member
You've finished typing your message and you reach for the mouse.
Do you
a: Preview (and actually read what you've written before you allow the world to do so...)
b: Just click Submit (to get rid before that annoying so-n-so gets theirs in first.)
 

jonford

Member
I normally just click submit inless i've put any tags in my message and then I normally preview it to check. Otherwise If ive made a serious mistake there's always the edit button!

You have to just click submit in some of those threads in the random section especially tune association and the person before!
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
If it's a normal, straightforward post I tend to do a cursory check and then submit it, going back to edit if I then see something I'd missed before. Anything with a special layout I always preview first.

One oddity I've found since getting my broadband connection at work is that sometimes it won't accept my edit at first, saying it is too soon after the first posting :shock:
 

mikelyons

Supporting Member
PeterBale said:
If it's a normal, straightforward post I tend to do a cursory check and then submit it, going back to edit if I then see something I'd missed before. Anything with a special layout I always preview first.

One oddity I've found since getting my broadband connection at work is that sometimes it won't accept my edit at first, saying it is too soon after the first posting :shock:
I get that as well, but at home.

I try to remember to preview first, cos even though I'm not dyslexic, my fingers are :oops:

If I'm trying to get in before someone else I'll just submit and then edit if I make a mess. Otherwise I usually preview. It's really hard when I try and keep up with that Peter Bale chap. Talk about shoot from the hip! :lol:
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
PeterBale said:
One oddity I've found since getting my broadband connection at work is that sometimes it won't accept my edit at first, saying it is too soon after the first posting :shock:
Yea I get that as well... :lol:


I usually just submit straight away, I tend to proof-read myself for the little typos... ;-)
 

2nd man down

Moderator
Staff member
mikelyons said:
I try to remember to preview first, cos even though I'm not dyslexic, my fingers are :oops:

If I'm trying to get in before someone else I'll just submit and then edit if I make a mess. Otherwise I usually preview. It's really hard when I try and keep up with that Peter Bale chap. Talk about shoot from the hip! :lol:
Yup, that pretty much goes for me too!
 
Naruco said:
PeterBale said:
One oddity I've found since getting my broadband connection at work is that sometimes it won't accept my edit at first, saying it is too soon after the first posting :shock:
Yea I get that as well... :lol:


I usually just submit straight away, I tend to proof-read myself for the little typos... ;-)
its probably just the "floor control" stoping you from editing post. so you cant post twice in 30 seconds for example.
 

drummergurl

Active Member
i just submit my post, if ive made a really horrible mistake there is always an edit button, but i can touch type, sometimes not very well, but i can, so i look at the screen while my fingers type...proof readin as u go along!
 

flugelgal

Active Member
drummergurl said:
i just submit my post, if ive made a really horrible mistake there is always an edit button, but i can touch type, sometimes not very well, but i can, so i look at the screen while my fingers type...proof readin as u go along!
I touch type too! (77wpm if any typing BOCs are out there :wink: ). I tend to preview my posts though - especially if I've put tags in, so I can check formatting.
 

drummergurl

Active Member
if ive put summat posh in like i dunno a foto (which i havent actually done) then ill preview, but otherwise i post it n see if it worked wot i wanted to do
i dont preview at all really, i used to a little bit, but now i just submit
 
mikelyons said:
Naomi's showing her age :wink:
I remember trying to work my way through one of my Mother's 1940's touch typing books!

All I can recall is having to type:

the ozone has a bad effect on the oboes and something about wizened witches!

Janet
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
Mavis Beacon :shock: I'd forgotten about her!
Tend to just submit as my spelling's pretty good anyway - but sometimes I really wish there was a spell checker on here!
 
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